Hope there will be change #2 (or: every now and then, you get a little hint you’re on the right track)

27 Sep

So I’m on the corner of South Terrace and Morphett Street, holding my placard

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with my back to the traffic because I am watching my boys and their after-school friend sitting too high in the tree while they eat their apples;

and then I am watching them kicking a ball around the parklands;

and I am waving madly at them when the ball gets too close to the road;

and I am waving madly at them when they chase the ball too far in the other direction;

and I am waving madly at them when they all pile on the littlest boy and squeeze the breath from his lungs;

and I am shouting at them in a very not-silent-vigil way when they taunt the littlest boy;

when my eldest boy joins me for a moment and looks at my placard, then looks at me, then says in a very stern way ‘Mum! I can’t believe you’re advertising‘.

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3 Responses to “Hope there will be change #2 (or: every now and then, you get a little hint you’re on the right track)”

  1. fifi September 28, 2007 at 8:43 am #

    Thank you for going to that demo.
    I received many invitations to go to Martin Place, but I could not go.
    Feeling wrecked and fragile, but wishing I could have been waving a placard, vigourous yet silent.

    And the kiddies too, well done.

  2. ThirdCat September 28, 2007 at 9:08 am #

    You can’t do everything. I could really only go, because it was on the edge of a park and wasn’t on the steps of Parliament House (did that once with little kids – a bloody nightmare).

  3. Mikhela September 28, 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    Yes, good on you. I too didn’t go but LG went off to uni today in a saffron(ish) shirt (which we apparently do today to show support) – I wonder if anyone she passes will know why?

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